Prop calculator for Duoprops?

Discussion in 'Props' started by duggy, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. duggy
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    duggy Junior Member

    Is there such a beast? I have a boat which didn't come with a prop on its Volvo SP and I have now swapped to a DP lower.However I cant find any where to get an indication of which props to start with.The prop sets are pretty expensive and I am trying to avoid a collection of incorrect props.
    Thanks in advance.
  2. sottorf
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    sottorf member

    Hi Doug, the best is you make contact with Volvo Penta driectly. They have propriatory software to design their props and will be able to tell you quite accurately which props to use.

    Their DP unit is very efficient as Volvo Penta have patented the optimum duo-prop configuration for stern drives. You will probably get a couple more knots out of the boat with the DP configuration.
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